About Ruby Ellen Burkett (Kifer)
Her parents and siblings called her "Bennie". Nieces and nephews called her "Aunt Rue". She was a "character" for sure. Physically she was a pixie. She was about 4'ft 11 in tall, wore a size 1 1/2 shoe and 44D bra. According to a daughter, she was married, either officially or unofficially 13 times. Her last husband was a Burkett. During WW II she was married to at least two men at the same time and was collecting allotment checks from them both. When she was caught, my grandfather paid a fine of $10,000 to keep her out of the pokey. She was a nurse by profession and at one time was reputed to be a madam in Alaska. She loved to hunt and fish and could could do either better than most anyone else.